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Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports is Participating in Giving Tuesday to Raise Funds for their MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment

By Brian Beard, 11/27/21, 12:30PM MST


Pleasant Grove, Utah – Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) has joined the Giving Tuesday movement, a global day of giving that kicks off the giving season and follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, November 30th, UTYESS asks for your support to grow its MidwayUSA Foundation team endowments.

Each UTYESS team has its own, earmarked endowment at MidwayUSA Foundation, a public charity that helps communities and organizations raise funds for their high school, college, and other youth shooting teams and activities. Each year, teams and organizations with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment are eligible to receive a cash grant from that endowment to use for expenses like ammunition, travel, targets, uniforms, entry fees, and more.

“The MidwayUSA Foundation endowment accounts are a critical part of youth shooting sports," explains Dusty Wiseman, UTYESS Executive Director for Southern Utah and Head Coach of Milford Young Guns. "The financial assistance the account provides makes it possible for youth to be educated in safety, responsibility, and competitiveness."

One of the main ways teams grow the endowment is through online donations, which are matched. Those interested in giving to a UTYESS team, where your donation will be matched, can visit the MidwayUSA Foundation website ( and search for a team near you. Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of the donation, as well as the match, benefits that specific shooting team. This funding is available for the life of the team so growing the endowment is crucial to the future of our local shooting teams.

UTYESS currently carries just under 400 youth in second grade through college among 14 teams in the state of Utah. To learn more about Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports or to get more information about their MidwayUSA Foundation Endowment, please visit

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax-deductible and supports the mission to help communities and organizations raise funds to support their youth shooting team. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit or call 1-877-375-4570